Title:
MULTI-STYLE WIG
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A multi-style wig having a wig cap (1) with an interchangeable base section (3) and special extensions (18) which may be removably attached to the wig cap. Each extension is comprised of a clip (19) having hair (9) permanently attached thereto. The clip is preferably made of an elasticized fabric material that is folded around ribbons (4, 5, 11) of the cap. The clip has fasteners (7), which are preferably snaps (8), located on each end. To use, the extension is positioned at a desired location on the cap. Then, the clip is placed around the ribbon of the cap and the fastener is secured to attach the extension to the cap. A user may also alter the appearance of the wig by changing the interchangeable base section with a different base section having a different color, style and/or length of hair.



Inventors:
Depalma, Michele L. (Ft Myers, FL, US)
Application Number:
12/349006
Publication Date:
07/08/2010
Filing Date:
01/06/2009
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
132/53
International Classes:
A41G3/00
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Primary Examiner:
DOAN, ROBYN KIEU
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
LIVINGSTON LAW, P.A. (Naples, FL, US)
Claims:
Having thus described my invention, I claim:

1. A multi-style wig comprising: a top section having at least one ribbon; and an interchangeable base section having at least one ribbon wherein the interchangeable base section is removably attached to the top section to create a wig cap having at least one ribbon.

2. The multi-style wig of claim 1 further comprising: at least one extension removably attached to the wig cap.

3. The multi-style wig of claim 2 further comprising: a clip for attaching the at least one extension to the wig cap; hair permanently attached to said clip; and a fastener for securing ends of said clip together.

4. The multi-style wig of claim 3 wherein: said clip is made of an elasticized fabric material.

5. The multi-style wig of claim 3 wherein: said fastener is a snap.

6. The multi-style wig of claim 1 wherein: the interchangeable base section is removably attachable to the top section of said cap by at least one snap.

7. The multi-style wig of claim 1 wherein; the at least one ribbon of the top section forms at least one ribbon loop; and the at least one ribbon of the interchangeable base section may be folded over said ribbon loop and secured using a fastener thereby securing the interchangeable base section to the top section to create a wig cap having at least one ribbon.

8. The multi-style wig of claim 1 wherein: the at least one ribbon of the interchangeable base section forms at least one ribbon loop; and the at least one ribbon of the top section may be folded over said ribbon loop and secured using a fastener thereby securing the interchangeable base section to the top section to create a wig cap having at least one ribbon.

9. The multi-style wig of claim 7 wherein: said fastener is a snap.

10. The multi-style wig of claim 8 wherein: said fastener is a snap.

11. The wig having a wig cap of claim 1 wherein: the interchangeable base section has at least one ribbon and hair permanently attached thereto.

12. The multi-style wig of claim 1 wherein: the top section has at least one ribbon and hair permanently attached thereto.

13. A multi-style wig comprising: a top section having at least one ribbon; and an interchangeable base section having at least one ribbon wherein the interchangeable base section is removably attached to the top section to create a wig cap having at least one ribbon; and at least one extension removably attached to the wig cap.

14. The multi-style wig of claim 13 further comprising: a clip for attaching the at least one extension to the wig cap; hair permanently attached to said clip; and a fastener for securing ends of said clip together.

15. The multi-style wig of claim 14 wherein: said clip is made of an elasticized fabric material.

16. The multi-style wig of claim 14 wherein: said fastener is a snap.

17. The multi-style wig of claim 13 wherein; the interchangeable base section is removably attachable to the top section of said cap by at least one snap.

18. The multi-style wig of claim 13 wherein: the at least one ribbon of the top section forms at least one ribbon loop; and the at least one ribbon of the interchangeable base section may be folded over said ribbon loop and secured using a fastener thereby securing the interchangeable base section to the top section to create a wig cap having at least one ribbon.

19. The multi-style wig of claim 13 wherein: the at least one ribbon of the interchangeable base section forms at least one ribbon loop; and the at least one ribbon of the top section may be folded over said ribbon loop and secured using a fastener thereby securing the interchangeable base section to the top section to create a wig cap having at least one ribbon.

20. The multi-style wig of claim 18 wherein: said fastener is a snap.

21. The multi-style wig of claim 19 wherein: said fastener is a snap.

22. The wig having a wig cap of claim 13 wherein: the interchangeable base section has at least one ribbon and hair permanently attached thereto.

23. The multi-style wig of claim 13 wherein: the top section has at least one ribbon and hair permanently attached thereto.

24. A multi-style wig comprising: a wig cap having at least one ribbon; and at least one extension removably attached to the wig cap.

25. The multi-style wig of claim 24 further comprising: a clip for attaching the at least one extension to the wig cap; hair permanently attached to said clip; and a fastener for securing ends of said clip together.

26. The multi-style wig of claim 24 wherein: said clip is made of an elasticized fabric material.

27. The multi-style wig of claim 24 wherein: said fastener is a snap.

28. A multi-style wig comprising: a wig cap having at least one ribbon; and at least one extension having a clip with hair permanently attached thereto for attaching the at least one extension to the wig cap and a fastener for securing ends of said clip together.

29. The multi-style wig of claim 28 wherein: said clip is made of an elasticized fabric material.

30. The multi-style wig of claim 28 wherein: said fastener is a snap.

Description:

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

This invention relates to wigs, more particularly a wig with a cap having an interchangeable base section which may utilize different base sections having different styles, colors, and/or lengths of hair attached to them. In addition a user may attach special extensions to the cap to change the style, color and/or length of the wig.

People, particularly women, wear wigs for a variety of reasons, including to cover thinning or balding hair, to permit the wearer to look good when the wearer has not had time to have their hair styled or to style their hair themselves, and to permit the wearer to have a variety of hair styles and lengths without altering their own basic hair length and style.

Currently, wigs are constructed by permanently securing hair to ribbons on a cap which fit over a head of a user. This prevents a user from being able to change the style of any particular wig without permanently altering the wig. Therefore, if a user wants a different hair style, the user has to by a whole new wig.

Thus, a need exists for a multi-style wig with special extensions and an interchangeable base section which will allow a user to easily change the color, length and/or style of a wig without permanently altering the wig.

The relevant patents of prior art includes the following references:

Patent/Ser. No.InventorIssue/Publication Date
2008/0190442KwakAug. 14, 2008
6,019,107Overmyer, et al.Feb. 01, 2000
5,722,434WalkerMar. 03, 1998
3,980,092GarufiSep. 14, 1976
3,809,100MegnaMay 07, 1974
3,734,105BorgheseMay 22, 1973
2,651,310SelsonSep. 08, 1953
1,133,196TeuglerMar. 23, 1915

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The primary object of the present invention is to provide a multi-style wig for which a user may easily change the style without permanently altering the wig.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a multi-style wig for which a user may easily change the color without permanently altering the wig.

A further object of the present invention is to provide a multi-style wig for which a user may easily change the length without permanently altering the wig.

The present invention fulfills the above and other objects by providing a multi-style wig having a cap having a top section with an interchangeable base section and special extensions which may be removably attached to the cap. The base section is removably attached to the top section and used with or without the special extension. Each extension is comprised of a clip having hair permanently attached thereto. The clip is preferably made of an elasticized fabric material that is folded around the ribbons of the cap. The clip has fasteners, which are preferably snaps, located on each end. To use, the extension is positioned at a desired location on the cap. Then, the clip is placed around the ribbon of the cap and finally the fastener is secured to attach the extension to the cap. In this manner, the original hair of the wig and the hair secured to the clip appear as a single wig to create a new style (i.e., a brunette wig having blonde extensions). The extension may be used with a traditional one piece wig cap or the wig cap having a top section with an interchangeable base section of the present invention

A user may also alter the appearance of the multi-style wig by changing an interchangeable base section with a different base section having a different color, style and/or length of hair. In this manner, a user may achieve a look of having the top of the multi-style wig one color and the bottom or base of the wig another color.

The above and other objects, features and advantages of the present invention should become even more readily apparent to those skilled in the art upon a reading of the following detailed description in conjunction with the drawings wherein there is shown and described illustrative embodiments of the invention.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

In the following detailed description, reference will be made to the attached drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective front view of a top section of a wig cap of the present invention;

FIG. 2 a back view of an interchangeable base section of the present invention;

FIG. 3 is a back view of an extension of the present invention;

FIG. 4 is a front perspective view of an interchangeable base section attached to a top section to create a full wig cap with an extension attached to the base section; and

FIG. 5 is a side sectional side view of an interchangeable base section attached to a top section to create a full wig cap with an extension attached to the top section being worn by a user.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

For purposes of describing the preferred embodiment, the terminology used in reference to the numbered components in the drawings is as follows:

    • 1. wig cap
    • 2. top section
    • 3. base section
    • 4. vertical ribbon
    • 5. horizontal ribbon
    • 6. base ribbon
    • 7. fastener
    • 8. snap
    • 9. hair
    • 10. front section
    • 11. top ribbons
    • 12. base strap
    • 13. side straps
    • 14. adjustment straps
    • 15. ribbon loops
    • 16. star loops
    • 17. hook and loop fastener
    • 18. extension
    • 19. clip
    • 20. front ribbon

Referring now to the drawing figures, FIG. 1 shows a front perspective view of a top section 2 of a wig cap 1 of the present invention. The top section 2 has a front section 10 which has plurality of front ribbons 20 attached to the front section 10. A plurality of top ribbons 11 extend downward from the top section 2 to create ribbon loops 15. A base strap 6 is attached to the top section 2 by two side straps 13 on either side. Adjustment straps 14, which are preferably made of an elasticized fabric material, are attached to the top section 2 at one end. The opposite ends of the adjustment straps 14 may be attached to the base strap 12 using a fastener 7, which is preferably a hook and loop fastener 17. The adjustment straps 14 are also held in place by strap loops 16 attached to the side straps 13. Hair 9 is permanently attached to the top ribbons 11 and front ribbons 20 of the top section 2.

Referring to FIG. 2, a back view of an interchangeable base section 3 of the present invention is shown. The interchangeable base section 3 has a plurality of vertical ribbons 4 attached to a base ribbon 6 and extending upward from the base ribbon 6. Fasteners 7, which are preferably snaps 8, are attached to opposite ends of the vertical ribbons 4 and are used for attaching the interchangeable base section 3 to a top section 2. A plurality of horizontal ribbons 5 are attached at one end to vertical ribbons 4. Fasteners 7, which are preferably snaps 8, are attached to opposite ends of the horizontal ribbons 5 and are used for attaching the interchangeable base section 3 to the top section 2. Fasteners 7, which are preferably snaps 8, are also attached to the base ribbon 6 and are used for attaching the interchangeable base section 3 to the top section 2. To attach the interchangeable base section 3 to a top section 2, a user places ends of the vertical ribbons 4 and horizontal ribbons 5 through ribbon loops 15 on the top section 2, then folds the ends of the vertical ribbons 4 and horizontal ribbons 5 over the ribbon loops 15 and finally secures the fasteners 7 located on the vertical ribbons 4 and horizontal ribbons 5 together. Hair 9 is permanently attached to the vertical ribbons 4 and horizontal ribbons 5 of the interchangeable base section 3.

Referring to FIG. 3, a back view of an extension 18 of the present invention is shown. The extension 18 has a clip 19, which is preferably made out of an elasticized fabric material. Fasteners 7 are attached on opposite ends of the clip 19. The fasteners 7 are preferably snaps 8 but may also be book and loop fasteners, clips, etc. Hair 9 is permanently attached to one half of the clip 19. To use, the half of the clip 19 having no hair attached to it is folded around ribbons in a top section 2 or interchangeable base section 3 of a wig cap 1 and the fastener 7 is secured thereby securing the clip 19 to the ribbons of the wig cap 1.

Referring to FIG. 4, a front perspective view of an interchangeable base section 3 attached to a top section 2 to create a full wig cap 1 with an extension 18 attached to the base section 3 is shown. The interchangeable base section 3 is attached to the top section 2 by placing ends of vertical ribbons 4 and horizontal ribbons 5 through ribbon loops 15 on the top section 2, then folding the ends of the vertical ribbons 4 and horizontal ribbons 5 over and finally securing fasteners 7 on the vertical ribbons 4 and horizontal ribbons 5 together. An extension 18 is attached to the base section 3 by folding the clip 19 around vertical ribbons 4 and securing fasteners 7 on the clip 19 together thereby securing the clip 19 to the vertical ribbons 4 of the wig cap 1.

Referring to FIG. 5, a sectional side view of an interchangeable base section 3 attached to a top section 2 to create a full wig cap 1 with an extension 18 attached to the top section 2 is shown. The interchangeable base section 3 is attached to the top section 2 by placing ends of vertical ribbons 4 and horizontal ribbons 5 through ribbon loops 15 on the top section 2, then folding the ends of the vertical ribbons 4 and horizontal ribbons 5 over and finally securing fasteners 7 on the vertical ribbons 4 and horizontal ribbons 5 together. Extensions 18 are attached to the top section 2 by folding the clip 19 around front ribbons 20 and securing fasteners 7 on the clip 19 together thereby securing the clip 19 to the front ribbons 20 of the wig cap 1.

Although a preferred embodiment of a multi-style wig with special extensions and an interchangeable base section has been disclosed, it should be understood, it is not to be limited to the specific form or arrangement of parts herein described and shown. It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that various changes may be made without departing from the scope of the invention and the invention is not be considered limited to what is shown and described in the specification and drawings.